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Getting ready for the cold and snow?

Postby BigBill » Thu Aug 29, 2019 10:07 pm

Time to checkout the snow removal equipment. Put in the winter motor oil. Check the belts, tranny oil, battery, install the chains and adding dual rear wheel weights, and a set of weights on the front. They predict a bad winter worse than last year. :worthy:
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Re: Getting ready for the cold and snow?

Postby outdoors4evr » Fri Aug 30, 2019 8:52 am

I think I still have 2 months of mowing. October 30 is our typical last mowing (other than leaf grinding). That's when the mower deck comes off and the snow blade goes on.
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Re: Getting ready for the cold and snow?

Postby mozer71 » Fri Aug 30, 2019 11:15 am

It seems like every time I put on the the snow plow, chains and remove the deck, it quits snowing. :)

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Re: Getting ready for the cold and snow?

Postby BigBill » Fri Aug 30, 2019 10:47 pm

My 4x4 Willy’s Jeep tractor will be backup this year. My number 3 int154 with the snowplow will see the brunt of snowploing. It did good the first few years plowing with a bad clutch. I installed a complete new clutch.

I’m getting to the age I can’t change attachments. One attachment per machine.
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Re: Getting ready for the cold and snow?

Postby outdoors4evr » Tue Sep 03, 2019 7:47 am

BigBill wrote:I’m getting to the age I can’t change attachments. One attachment per machine.


I'm not yet at that age, but I definitely agree. I really hate removing the mower deck. Sure wish the plow was wider than the mower deck and actuated separately. Makes me want to put a winch on the 184 to lift the plow.

Still doubt that the 184 would push a 6' wide plow loaded with heavy snow.
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Re: Getting ready for the cold and snow?

Postby BigBill » Sat Sep 07, 2019 12:03 am

I’d like to design outer wings on the IH plow that rotate as the plow changes direction. When the plow is straight the wings are a scoop. No edge of snow left. Then the wings when the plow is turned to the right the left wing scoops less while the right wing makes the plow push wider to the right.
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Re: Getting ready for the cold and snow?

Postby mozer71 » Sat Sep 07, 2019 3:35 pm

Yeah. That sounds interesting and useful. I was going to say that the linkage must be tied to the plow frame. However, it going to be frosty and linkages may seize as the snow is compacted to ice. Something involving an automotive tie rod comes to mind. The ball joints can swing a wide arc, enough for the lift height. The rod would be two piece and the centers attached to hub or triangle to where, when one wing closes, the other is open or at center both are closed. Yes it is right interesting. I haven't checked my front axle for mount holes but some kind of way, when the blade is angled, it could do that.

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Re: Getting ready for the cold and snow?

Postby BigBill » Wed Sep 11, 2019 5:17 am

I think it’s doable. Using industrial tie rod ball sockets. one wing needs to close while the other side opens. Mechanically from the plow frame when the plow angles. Then when the plow is straight both wings will cup to catch and run off on the sides.

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Re: Getting ready for the cold and snow?

Postby Ojgrsoi » Wed Sep 11, 2019 9:48 pm

BigBill wrote:Time to checkout the snow removal equipment. Put in the winter motor oil. Check the belts, tranny oil, battery, install the chains and adding dual rear wheel weights, and a set of weights on the front. They predict a bad winter worse than last year. :worthy:

Thanks Big Bill. :thanx:
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